Average Early-Career Design Architect with Design Skills Salary

$53,853
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,019
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,017
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The average salary for an Early-Career Design Architect with Design skills is $53,853.
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$42k
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$54k
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$73k
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What Do Design Architects Do?

Design Architect Tasks
  • Assist team in developing and implementing design concepts for both interior and building projects.
  • Mentor younger staff to develop their design skills.
  • Work with clients in the pre-design phase to generate designs.

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What Are Popular Skills for Design Architects?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Illustrator, 3D Rendering, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Architects?

An entry-level Design Architect with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,315 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Design Architect with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,022 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Design Architect with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,879 based on 200 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,715.
Employees with Design Architect in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (8.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 565 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.1%
Mid Career
38.8%
Experienced
35.4%
Late Career
18.8%